Environmental Program Evaluation

Topical Interest Group


The EPE TIG has over 300 members who specialize in  environmental arenas  including education, energy, international and global environmental issues.  We share a personal and professional passion for the environment, and for promoting a stronger community of practice in environmental evaluation. The members of the TIG are an inspiring, resourceful, and dynamic community of evaluators – many of whom are leaders in their field. New practitioners learn from the experience of long time evaluators, and more established practitioners learn from the diverse perspectives of an ever-growing member base. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): 




Evaluations of Conservation Biology              

  • Ecological monitoring and assessment (e.g., habitat or species restoration)
  • Human dimensions of resource management




Evaluations of Environmental Policy, Programs and Management

  • Policy and practice change initiatives
  • Program and policy effectiveness and environmental outcomes
  • Program and policy implementation across local, regional and national levels


    Evaluations of Environmental & Conservation Education
  • Environmental & Conservation Education in public and private school settings, and/or non-formal settings
  • Educational impacts of environmental and conservation education on learning

Evaluations of Energy Programs

  • Improvement of energy efficiency & conservation program management
  • Measurement of demand-side management programs 
  • Impact of social marketing and incentive programs on consumer behavior

Evaluations of International Global Issues

  • Education and will-building in support of environmental issues
  • International treaties, consortiums
  • Climate change practices, policies


AnnouncementsEvaluation 2020

Webinar and Discussion Series  

The AEA EPE TIG is very excited to launch our summer webinar series had a fantastic start on: May 7, 2021 from 2-3:30 PM EST.  Everyone had a chance to say something to say about interests in and involvement with climate change, ecology or environment.  We had neophytes and old hands present and look forward to learning from one another.  Dawn Valentine told us about the journey mapping process that we'll be following during the webinar series to keep track of what we're finding out and reflections on where we want to go in the work of the TIG, and how what we are doing fits in with the broader concerns about climate change, ecology, and the environment -- inside and maybe outside AEA. 

The next webinar and discussion is:

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Time: 2-3.30 pm ET
Speaker: Kristin Marcell, from the Climigration NetworkTopic: Climate Migration: Approaches to Create Safe and Equitable Assisted Relocation.  More about the climigration network is available at https://www.climigration.org/.  More i,nformation about the speaker is available on her LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-marcell-484137179/

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EVAL 2021
After an AEA Town Hall and revision of the intellectual property language for those submitting the EPE TIG is eager to review environmental ecological and climate change related proposals for the virtual AEA Eval 2021 conference on November 8 to 12, 2021.  The proposal submission information and details start from https://evaluation.secure-platform.com/a/organizations/main/home.  Submit there, designate the Environmental Program Evaluation TIG as a reviewer and it will get to us.  Submittal deadline is Monday, May 17, 2021.  The EPE TIG will be able to select three proposals for the conference and the TIG goes through a group review and rating process to make the selection.  

For further information or to give us advance notice that you will be submitting for review by the EPE TIG please contact Rupu Gupta  <rupug@knology.org> about your intention to submit a proposal for EVAL 2021.